Pastoral Care Team

Our clinically trained and certified (eligible) chaplains help patients and caregivers identify and use the spiritual resources that are meaningful to them during a hospital stay. Pastoral care services provided by Children’s of Alabama chaplains include:

  • Bedside visits with patients and families
  • Serving as a liaison between the medical team and family during trauma and crisis situations
  • Providing sacred rituals or spiritual resources  like sacraments, prayer, sacred texts, meditation, or play
  • Leading weekly worship services in Bew White Chapel
  • Facilitating contact with community, spiritual care representatives and resources

These and other pastoral care services are available around the clock. The patient’s nurse and the hospital operator (205-638-9100) know how to reach the chaplain on call at any time.

The Pastoral Care office is located on the 1st floor of the McWane Building, adjacent to Bew White Chapel and across the hall from the GO Store. The office phone number is 205-638-9090.


Herb RobertsonHerb Robertson, MDiv
Director of Pastoral Care
205-638-6196


Pam SimmonsPam Simmons, BS
Division Secretary
205-638-9890


Horace BlountHorace Blount, MDiv
On-call
205-638-2943


Paul ByrdPaul Byrd, MDiv, BCC
Hematology/Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant
205-638-9093


David DeterDavid Deter, MDiv
Special Care Unit
205-638-2943


Darron GeorgeDarron George, MDiv
On-call
205-638-9090


Fr. Jose GuevaraFr. Jose Guevara, MDiv
Catholic Priest
205-638-9090


Steve IngramSteve Ingram, MDiv
On-call
205-638-9090


Clifton McMillanClifton McMillan, MDiv
On-call
205-638-9090


Stefano MugnainiStefano Mugnaini, MDiv
PICU, Rehabilitation
205-638-5509


Aleesa NaishAleesa Naish, MCM
CICU, Cardiac Care Unit
205-638-6197


Lindsay PruittLindsay Pruitt, MDiv
On-call
205-638-9090


Gordon PughGordon Pugh, MDiv, MPhil, BCC
NICU, Spanish Language Spiritual Care
205-638-9094


Peggy Sanderford PonderPeggy Sanderford Ponder, MDiv, BCC
Pulmonary
205-638-9990


Meg ShoemanMeg Shoeman, MDiv
Solid Organ Transplant, Renal
205-638-9021


Brett VebberBrett Vebber, MDiv, BCC
Behavioral Health
205-638-5927